I am looking for information about Katherine (or Catherine) Hayes.She most likely had her children and was married in Mattoon, Coles Co., IL, but I do not know if she was born in Illinois.She was probably born some time between 1835 and 1845 (based on dates of her husband and children).She married T. J. (Thomas Jefferson) Phipps (1837-1891), and had at least 3 children in Illinois, Will Ed Phipps (born 1863), Urban Ellsworth Phipps (born 1868?)and Jennie Cedora Phipps (born 1868?).
It looks like she died right around the time the family moved to Missouri, and I think she is buried in Missouri.The "1879 Taxpayers of Coles County" list shows a "Phipps, T.J., far.; P.O. Mattoon" for LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP (and there are also Hayes listed), so it seems they were still in Illinois around 1879 (if that is the correct T.J. Phipps), but the dates for her death that I have seen are 1879 or "before 1880".
Katherine (Hayes) Phipps would have been my great great grandmother.